Every emergency plan must include provision for carrying out exercises and for the training of staff and other persons considered necessary for their implementation. Plans and arrangements must, therefore, contain a policy statement and schedule regarding the nature of the training and exercising, the timing of events and the people for whom they are intended.
Training should ensure that relevant people are prepared to respond to an emergency. People should be aware of the plan's objectives, their roles and the part they play in the plan. Training should raise awareness about emergency response and promote confidence in the plans and the ability of individuals to carry them out successfully. Generally, plans should aim to place individuals in positions where they perform their normal functions. Additional training may be required to equip people to perform their functions under special arrangements if required by the plan.